Huron County Safety Council

Sponsored by BWC and

Huron County Chamber of Commerce

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The Safety Innovations Competition is getting a face-lift this year with new rules and new prizes. For those of you not aware of this competition, 2015 will be our fourth annual Safety Innovations Competition! This competition encourages and recognizes development of innovative solutions that help to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses.

New this year, we’re opening the Safety Innovations Competition to all employers with a BWC policy number, regardless of their application or receipt of a Safety Intervention Grant. Plus, we’ve taken it one step further by allowing self-insured and public employers to participate, too.

We’ll invite the top five entries to display their innovation at the 2015 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC15) where we’ll award them with cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to $7,000!

Spread the word to employers you may encounter in your daily work. Maybe you know of one that got a safety grant, worked with one to create an innovative safety solution to a work process, or you just heard about a company at safety council that might have done something innovative to make their workplace safer. Encourage them to enter!


Click here to learn more about the competition and access the online application. Employers must complete the online application by Oct. 31, 2014. 

A bit about the process

A committee of Safety & Hygiene representatives will review applications and select 10 semi-finalists. The committee will then conduct onsite visits to the 10 semi-finalists to see the innovations. From those visits the committee will select five finalists to display their innovation at OSC15 and give a presentation to a panel of three independent judges.


The finalists will be scored on the criteria below.

·        Risk reduction – reduction in hazards, exposures and/or risk factors

·        Innovation – amount of creativity employed in the development, approach or application of occupational injury/illness prevention/control measures

·        Cost savings – return on investment/potential savings from the reduction in injuries/illnesses and other operational costs

·        Potential impact – potential for use/implementation by other businesses and entities

·        Presentation quality – clear definition of the problem, solution and impact


Any questions can be sent to: A logo and flyer are attached in case you’d like to promote this initiative on your organization’s website or newsletter.




Huron County Safety Council - Injury Prevention / Safety Training Grants

Each year, employers spend millions of dollars on work-related injuries and illnesses. The HCSC believes prevention of injury and illness is the smartest way to do business and the best practice in the care of our county workforce. The HCSC will be awarding quarterly grants to the selected HCSC businesses that fill out the application.

Please click here to view detailed information and the application.

Check your attendance standings by clicking on the link below.

Attendance Record Fiscal Year 2015 (July 2014- June 2015)

Attendance Record Fiscal Year 2014 (July 2013 - June 2014)

Huron County Safety Council Eligibility Requirements FY 2015

1st Half 2014 Semi-Annual Report


For more information, click on the link Ohio bwc


Upcoming Meetings:

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - ALL DIVISIONS


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**All Divisions Meeting are held at FTMC Learning Center, Norwalk High School, 350 Shady Labe Drive, Norwalk, Oh

 *Seperate Division meetings are held at 7:30 am.
Huron County Chamber of Commerce
10 West Main Street • Norwalk, OH 44857 unless otherwise noted.

If a topic scheduled for another division pertains to your company, and space permits, you may send a representative in order to take advantage of that presentation, however, under normal circumstances, members are required to attend the appropriate division meeting.

In all cases, RSVP is required.

Members may attend more than one of the councils monthly sessions; however, under no circumstances will any member receive more than one attendance credit regardless of the number of sessions attended in any given month.


Divisions and Chairs:


Construction: Shelley Robenalt Firelands Electric Cooperative 419.929.1571
Manufacturing: Cynthia Showman Guardian Manufacturing 419.933.2711
Manufacturing: Julie Tyler Christie Lane Industries 419.668-8840
General Service: Roz Orticari Holthouse Farms 419.935.0151
General Service: Cathy Weber Mapleview Animal Hospital 419.668.1367


Huron County Chamber of Commerce

10 West Main Street

Norwalk, OH 44857


419.663.6173 Fax